19th August 2017 is the 160th anniversary of the consecration of the Anglican burial ground at Spital Cemetery. To mark the anniversary occasion the Friends of Spital Cemetery are holding a Cemetery Open Day with an exhibition at St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road. The event will be opened by Toby Perkins at 11am, followed by a performance by the Qdos Community Choir.

There will be stalls advertising the work of local conservation, garden and history groups (including CADLHS). There are also two cemetery walks. Admission free. At 7pm there will be a talk at the Mission Room by Professor Stevens Curl entitled Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery. Admission £10.